This week’s #fridayfive focuses on public attitudes to immunisation Continue reading
Over the last few weeks, ILC-UK, as part of the Drink Wise, Age Well partnership, have held three Inquiry sessions looking at the issue of alcohol-related harm in the over 50s population of the UK. The theme for this year of the programme is Employment, unemployment and retirement, and an Inquiry session was held on each of these three areas. Continue reading
In April 2016, ILC-UK and the Global Aging Institute hosted roundtable discussions in London and Brussels to consider what the UK, and Europe, can learn from different Asian countries’ responses to rapidly ageing societies; both events were supported by Prudential Plc. Continue reading
This week’s #fridayfive presents five key facts about the Government’s reforms to nursing bursaries.
The 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) saw a fundamental change to health higher education funding. It was announced that the NHS nursing bursaries were going to be replaced with the normal student loan system, effective from the 1st August 2017. Last week London Economics published an independent analysis of the impact of the removal of NHS bursaries on prospective students. This in-depth report provides a strong rebuke to the Government’s case for replacing nursing bursaries with the student loan system. This blog will attempt to review both sides of the debate.
This week is world adult immunisation week. So a good week to focus our #fridayfive on the issue of pneumonia.
At Compassion in Dying we have found that while 82% of people have strong feelings about their end-of-life care, only 4% of them have completed an Advance Decision or Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare (LPA).
In the first blog, we investigated sexual desire and sexual activities among English people aged 65+ and revealed how, even though they both decreased with age, they still matter for a significant proportion of older people.
A new campaign aimed at helping families cope with heartbreaking life-or-death decisions about relatives struck down by stroke and other incapacitating illness has been launched by senior health professionals and lawyers.
Ageing populations across the world have resulted in health and social care services coming under increasing pressure as they attempt to treat and look after greater numbers of older people. In addition, social commentators have noted changing expectations amongst older people, an increasing number of whom expect to be more directly engaged in decisions about their health, and to be supported to self-manage their health, and in particular chronic conditions.